TOWN OF BEAUFORT/ANNEXATION. (NEW)

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 204 (Local) Filed Tuesday, February 26, 2019
AN ACT ADDING CERTAIN DESCRIBED NAVIGABLE WATERS AND THE UNINCORPORATED PORTION OF THE RACHEL CARSON RESERVE TO THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF BEAUFORT.
Intro. by McElraft.

Status: Ch. SL 2019-95 (Jul 8 2019)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

House committee substitute to the 1st edition changed the long title.  Original long title was AN ACT ADDING CERTAIN DESCRIBED NAVIGABLE WATERS AND THE UNINCORPORATED PORTION OF THE RACHEL CARSON RESERVE TO THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF BEAUFORT AND AUTHORIZING THE MUNICIPALITIES IN CARTERET COUNTY TO REGULATE NAVIGABLE WATERS WITHIN THEIR CORPORATE BOUNDARIES.

H 204/S.L. 2019-95

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jul 8 2019 - More information

    AN ACT ADDING CERTAIN DESCRIBED NAVIGABLE WATERS AND THE UNINCORPORATED PORTION OF THE RACHEL CARSON RESERVE TO THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF BEAUFORT. SL 2019-95. Enacted July 8, 2019. Effective June 30, 2019.


  • Summary date: Mar 27 2019 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.

    Amends the description of the property that is to be added to the corporate limits of the Town of Beaufort. 

    Deletes the provision that allowed the specified towns in Carteret County to regulate navigable waters within their boundaries. 

    Changes the effective date of the act from when it becomes law to June 30, 2019. Specifies that property in the described territory as of January 1, 2019, is subject to municipal taxes for taxes imposed for taxable years beginning on or after July 1, 2019.

    Makes conforming changes to the act's titles. 


  • Summary date: Feb 26 2019 - More information

    Adds the described property to the corporate limits of the Town of Beaufort. Clarifies that the described property is navigable waters and other unincorporated property belonging to the State and exempt from taxation by the Town. 

    Expands the provisions of SL 1981-710, which authorize the Town of Beaufort to regulate navigable waters within its boundaries. Makes the provisions also applicable to the Towns of Atlantic Beach, Bogue, Cape Carteret, Cedar Point, Emerald Isle, Indian Beach, Morehead City, Newport, Peletier, and Pine Knoll Shores. 


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